Changing Lives Evaluation Report-An Independent evaluation of Orchid’s Big Lottery Fund supported project – Changing lives: engaging with Black African and Black Caribbean men at risk of, or affected by, prostate cancer.

Published: 17th February 2021

Report : Changing Lives Evaluation Report

An Independent evaluation of Orchid’s Big Lottery Fund supported project – Changing lives: engaging with Black African and Black Caribbean men at risk of, or affected by, prostate cancer.

Published: February 2021

From: Orchid

Report: Changing Lives Evaluation Report.pdf

               PDF – 30 pages

Details: A three-year targeted programme of awareness raising and support for Black African and Black Caribbean men in London at risk of, or affected by, prostate cancer.

The overall aims of the project were:

1. To increase awareness and understanding of prostate cancer in Black communities, and to encourage Black men to discuss their prostate cancer risk with healthcare professionals/seek early help for relevant signs and symptoms

2. To provide culturally appropriate information and support for Black men living with and beyond a diagnosis of prostate cancer in order to increase their confidence about engaging with treatment and aftercare and reduce isolation

3. To increase healthcare professionals’ confidence and competence to discuss prostate cancer with Black men at risk and post-diagnosis, and provide appropriate support

The ‘Changing Lives’ project has successfully engaged with over 8,000 black men at risk of prostate cancer, over 200 black men with prostate cancer and over 400 healthcare professionals from 7 boroughs in London.